It Only Hurts When I Cry

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"It Only Hurts When I Cry"
Single by Dwight Yoakam
from the album If There Was a Way
B-side "Let's Work Together"
Released November 1991
Format 7" 45 RPM, CD single
Recorded 1990
Genre Country
Length 2:33
Label Reprise 19148
Writer(s) Dwight Yoakam, Roger Miller
Producer(s) Pete Anderson
Dwight Yoakam singles chronology
"Nothing's Changed Here"
"It Only Hurts When I Cry"
"The Heart That You Own"

"It Only Hurts When I Cry" is a song co-written by American country music artists Dwight Yoakam and Roger Miller, and recorded by Yoakam. It was released in November 1991 as the fourth single from his album If There Was a Way. It peaked at #7 in the United States, and at #4 in Canada.[1] This song was one of the last ones written by Miller before his 1992 death.

The song was covered by Raul Malo on his 2007 album After Hours.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Piers Plowden.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991-1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 7

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 61
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 73


  1. ^ Billboard, December 28, 1991
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2088." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 4, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Dwight Yoakam Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dwight Yoakam.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 

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